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Ha Viz Collegtemte 

Volume 78, No. 17 

An Independent Publication | Founded 1924 

April 6, 2011 




Softball shuts down Messiah's 10- 
game winning streak 

Page 8 

A & E 

Wig and Buckle to present spring 
play starting this weekend 

Page 5 


Writing Center featuring student 
readings tonight 

Page 4 






Arts & Entertainment .. 







f/J inewsfapek 





College approved to demolish house on Main St. 

Justin Roth '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Driving down Main Street in An- 
nville, most prospective students 
don t realize that they are so close to 
the college campus, mainly because 
we are hidden away behind Main 
Street without proper signage. How- 
ever, the college plans on changing 
this by demolishing a college-owned 
house on the corner of Main Street 
and College Ave. Once demolished, 
the college plans on building a 
"pocket park" which would serve as 
a gateway into campus. The property 
which is currently vacant and in poor 
condition, is located in the Historical 
District of Annville, served as a prob- 
lem for the college. 

After the demolition, the property 
will feature a low limestone wall em- 
bellished with a concrete decorative 
top replicating the design of the gate 
in front of the Humanities Building 
on N. College Ave. as well as a shorter 
brick wall which would read "Leba- 
non Valley College" in bronze let- 
ters. The pocket park would have one 
or more flagpoles, several wrought 
iron and wood benches and would 
be richly landscaped with decora- 
tive trees and shrubs, including ever- 
greens. The floor of the pocket park 
would be laid in brick. The project is 
estimated to cost around $300,000. 

"LVC needs to be visible to peo- 
ple driving along Route 422 (Main 
St.) through the middle of Annville," 

See MAIN STREET | Page 2 

PtlQiO SimuJaliongf New :li:Iihr:h (., ^hildiiii 

Graphic provided by Office of the President 

PROPERTY TO POCKET PARK In the above photo simulation, the house at the 
corner of Main St. and College Ave. would be demolished, and "pocket park" con- 
sisting of an LVC sign, flag poles and greenery would be put in place. This change 
to Main St. would make LVC's campus easier to locate for prospective students and 

Campus sees acts of vandalism, no leads 

Jake King '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Students and faculty returned to 
classes and to their offices last week 
to find that several acts of vandal- 
ism had occurred on campus. 

The incidents, which seem to 
have occurred sometime over last 
weekend, included spray paint on 
the Mund College Center renova- 
tion sign, three images resembling 
gas masks spray-painted on the 
right brick wall leading into Mund, 
and a number of posters ripped 
down across campus, along with 
trash cans tipped over and their 
contents spilled. Public Safety is 
unsure if the events are connected 
nor is there any indication at the 
moment of who is responsible for 
the damage. 

"It would be wonderful to hold 


accountable the person (s) respon- 
sible but we have no leads at this 
time/' writes Brent Oberholtzer, 
director of public safety. 

The meaning of the graffiti on 
the Mund building is also ambigu- 
ous. According to Oberholtzer, re- 
search into similar symbols seems 
to suggest a connection with gov- 
ernment oppression of free speech, 
poisoning of the atmosphere/ envi- 
ronment and decay of civilization, 
but why the symbols were chosen 
and why they were drawn on Mund 
is unknown. 

The area outside of Mund is not 
under video surveillance, making it 
difficult to find who is responsible 
for the vandalism. The Facilities 
Department was quick to remove 
the gas mask symbols, but Public 
Safety still hopes that any students 
with information on the incidents 
will report it. 

Photo by Justin Roth T4 / LA VIE 

"Our best chance of solving the student body," writes Ober- 

such a crime is through civic co- holtzer. 

operation. I'd hope that someone The Office of Public Safety can 
who knows about these acts would be contacted via email at public- 
come forward and speak to one of safety(o) or by calling ext. 
their Public Safety Officers, as we 6111. 

have a wonderful relationship with j. king 



2 La Vie Collegienne April 6, 2011 


MAIN STREET: Plans for improved entrance to college in place 

Continued from Page 1 

comments President Stephen Mac- 
Donald. "Prospective students and 
their families come to visit us for the 
first time and they can t find the Col- 
lege. People drive right through town 
and end up in Palmyra or Lebanon. 
We want to put a clearly marked en- 
trance gate at the intersection of N. 
College Ave. and E. Main St. where 
people will know where to turn into 
the campus." 

Since the building is in the histor- 
ical district; it can only be torn down 
for a specific reason, "not for conve- 
nience." All changes to properties 
within the historical society must 
be reviewed by Annville's Historical 
Architecture Review Board (HARB) 
and then sent to the township com- 
missioner for approval. Following 
these procedures, the college sub- 
mitted their request for the change. 

In February HARB reviewed the 
Colleges plans for the property and 

decided by a vote of 3 to 2 to recom- 
mend that the commissioners deny 
approval of the demolition. The Col- 
lege then presented the plans to the 
commissioners in March, who tabled 
action until their April meeting. 

The college clearly stated in their 
proposal to the Township Commis- 
sioner that Lebanon Valley College 
is greatly concerned with the histori- 
cal preservation of Annville. Their 
concern has been demonstrated 
with their commitments of preserv- 
ing the historical aspects of the col- 
lege itself as well as its neighbors. 
After successfully restoring Laughlin 
Hall (103 E. Main St.), the Susanne 
H. Arnold Gallery and their biggest 
achievement, restoring the Humani- 
ties building, the college received the 
Friends of Old Annville's Historic 
Building Award just last year. 

Not only has the college restored 
the campus, but it has also consis- 

tently supported the Streetscape 
Project — matching their funds — as 
well as the current Downtown Proj- 
ect, both of which seek to revive and 
to preserve fundamental elements at 
the heart of the Township. 

With all of these under consider- 
ation, on Monday night, April 4, the 
township commissioner approved 
the college's request despite the nega- 
tivity from the Historical Architec- 
tural Review Board and the Friends 
of Old Annville. 

"We will fully develop the site 
plans, update cost estimates, and 
obtain the necessary approvals and 
permits from local and county au- 
thorities. All of that could take several 
months," says Bob Riley, vice presi- 
dent for administration and informa- 
tion technology. 



ValleyFest is more than a concert 

Provided by Christy Kurtz '1 1 
President of ValleyFest Committee 

Similar to Dutchmen Day, 
ValleyFest is something LVC stu- 
dents look forward to every year. 
Whether participating in the out- 
door festival activities or playing 
Ultimate Frisbee, ValleyFest is 
an event-filled, spring weekend 
that students look forward to. Be- 
cause of this expectation for the 
students and the community, the 
student-run ValleyFest committee 
feels pressure every year to make 
each festival better than the previ- 
ous one. 

This spring festival began in 
1971 and was originally called 
the Spring Arts Festival, which fo- 
cused on art and cultural exhibits 
like the Juried Arts Show, theater 
and dance productions, local and 
regional music acts and many dem- 
onstrations. The Spring Arts Festi- 
val maintained this form until 2002 
when the name changed to the 
Cherry Blossom Festival. At this 
time, the festival focused on the 
beauty of campus and the cherry 
trees. In 2004, the festival seemed 
to be missing something and was 
changed to ValleyFest as we know 
it today with a carnival-like atmo- 
sphere and national recording acts. 
With that said, larger concerts were 
not introduced to the festival until 
2005. Since then, the festival has 
seen acts like Emerson Drive, Reel 

Big Fish, Eve6, the Red Jumpsuit 
Apparatus and Everclear as part of 
our main-stage lineup. Acts such as 
Less Than Jake, The Starting Line, 
The Gin Blossoms and Alexa Rae 
Joel, daughter of famed musician 
Billy Joel, have provided music as 
well. Even with these national acts, 
it is important to remember that 
ValleyFest is still based on the prin- 
cipals originating from Spring Arts 
in 1971 - arts and music within the 
campus and community. 

Even with the history of the 
spring festival, we, like many orga- 
nizations on campus, suffer from a 
very tight budget. While we do re- 
ceive some funds from the college, 
it does not go as far as you would 
think. We fundraise as much as 
we can in addition to our revenue 
from tickets and shirts, but it takes 
a decent amount of money to run 
all aspects of the festival. The com- 
mittee, which averages about 20 
members, splits into other sub- 
committees. These areas include 
Merchants/ Crafters, Food and 
Games, Children's Activities, Day- 
time and Evening Entertainment 
and Publicity. 

Within these areas, we fund a 
great deal of the festival, which 
includes publicity (ads, flyers, 
mailings, buttons), entertainment 
(some performers on the day stage, 
sound for these stages, performers/ 
demonstrators) and rentals (tables, 
chairs, inflatables and other various 

supplies and staffing for the week- 
end). These expenditures are a 
large part of the festival in addition 
to the stage, sound, lighting and 
amount paid for the Friday and/ 
or Saturday night concerts. Finally, 
the most ValleyFest has ever spent 
on a band was $19,000 for Eve6 in 
2009. In summary, there is a sub- 
stantial amount of outgoing trans- 
actions which are only a little below 
or equal to any incoming cash. 

However, the stretch of cash 
does not keep each sub-committee 
from trying to maintain the tradi- 
tion with fresh ideas or more va- 
riety. Of course, those involved in 
the ValleyFest committee have a 
say in any of these areas. In the last 
few years, we've also made strides 
in different areas. For example, 
VF '10 had the most crafters than 
ever before; however, we also saw a 
decrease in ticket sales for the con- 
certs. Since ValleyFest is not a prof- 
it-driven organization, it is not only 
difficult to spend the amount of 
money for who the campus would 
like to see as a performer for Satur- 
day night's concert — it's virtually 

In summary, the ValleyFest 
committee does what it can with 
the limited amounts of income, and 
we're very grateful for everyone 
who contributes and sponsors our 
festival such as businesses, alumni, 
faculty and staff and LVC students 
at our events. 

Student Government 
Update: 4.4.11 

Nick Thrailkill '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

On April 4, Student Govern- 
ment convened for its 10th meet- 
ing of the semester in order to talk 
about food service concerns with 
Bill Allman, ValleyFest, commuter 
representation in SG, the Cystic 
Fibrosis Tournament, card swipes 
at the New Student Center and 
Keister Hall, overturned trashcans 
on campus, concerns about Public 
Safety and Verizon service on cam- 

SG invited General Manager of 
Metz Dining Services Bill Allman 
to this meeting in order to inform 
him of major concerns with food 
service and to voice and hear pos- 
sible solutions. Among the major 
concerns were food choices that 
were repeatedly served for con- 
secutive meals on consecutive 
days, the overcrowding and slow 
service of deli lines in the cafeteria, 
the cross-contamination of gluten- 
free products with gluten-filled oil 
and the problem of identifying stu- 
dent meals so they may be picked 
up in a timely manner in the UG. 
Allman responded to these con- 
cerns by first saying that the Metz 
chef is leaving soon and Metz is 
searching for a replacement chef. 
He then said that in order to solve 
the problem with gluten-free food, 
he is considering making a section 
in the cafeteria that would serve 
only gluten-free food or letting stu- 
dents grill their own vegetables so 
that they can make sure that their 
food is gluten-free. However, these 
plans are subject to change. Finally, 
Allman said that he is factoring the 
student concerns he has already 
received into next week's menu 
and will get student proofreaders 
to read it and suggest any improve- 
ments. Another SG member sug- 
gested that the UG could have a 
numbering or a naming system 
such as the one Starbucks uses in 
order to solve the problem of meal 
identification at the UG. Finally, 
several SG members reported that 
students have said that the food in 
the cafeteria and the UG has been 
of consistently high quality over 
the past two weeks. 

SG opened discussion on a pro- 
posal made by a member to donate 
money to purchase kids' inflatable 

structures for ValleyFest. SG mem- 
bers unanimously agreed to pay all 
costs for the inflatable structures, an 
investment that amounts to $3,750. 
The SG member who made the 
proposal also stated that if it rains 
on ValleyFest weekend, the inflat- 
able structures shall not be set up 
and all activities that can be will be 
moved inside. 

SG advisor Jen Evans has re- 
ceived all the SG election nomina- 
tion forms and has noticed that 
there are not enough persons run- 
ning for class representatives for the 
classes of 2012 and 2013. 

SG members discussed several 
possible changes that would make 
sure that commuters would be bet- 
ter represented in SG, but noted 
that these changes cannot be imple- 
mented until next year because this 
semester is nearing its close. 

The Cystic Fibrosis Tournament 
will begin on Sunday, April 10, at 10 
a.m. Twenty student teams, includ- 
ing the nine-member SG team, will 
participate in the event. 

SG members discussed student 
concerns about the card swipes in 
front of the New Student Center 
and Keister Hall, but Director of Fa- 
cilities Management Don Santoste- 
fano must discuss these matters 
with other Facilities staff members 
before any action can be taken. 

SG member Adam Abruzzo '12 
stated that Director of Public Safety 
Brent Oberholtzer asks students to 
report overlooked parking viola- 
tions in order to help Public Safety 
address said violations. SG mem- 
bers also noted that students have 
requested to have crosswalk lights 
built into the sidewalk near MJ's, 
but Oberholtzer will need to dis- 
cuss the costs with Annville before 
any action can be taken. Although 
most of the graffiti around campus 
has been cleaned up, SG members 
noted two new sets of graffiti, one 
on the sidewalk between Blair and 
the chapel and one on the bridge in 
the Peace Garden. 

Although students have insisted 
that a Verizon tower be built to im- 
prove cell phone service on cam- 
pus, SG members have noted that 
Annville must decide on the con- 
struction of the Verizon tower be- 
fore SG can take any more action. 



La Vie Collegienne April 6, 2011 3 


LVC gears up for Autism Week 

ASD club plans panel discussion, open mic night 

Sarah Barkman '12 

Perspectives Editor 

The Autism Spectrum Disor- 
ders (ASD) club at Lebanon Valley 
College has organized an Autism 
Awareness Week from April 4-8. 
Throughout the week, the club will 
host a variety of events intended to 
educate and raise awareness about 
autism. The goal of ASD is to fight 
false stereotypes and spread under- 
standing and acceptance of autism 
throughout LVC s campus. 

The ASD club began in fall 
2009 with the purpose of creating 
a "comfort group" for students with 
autism at LVC. The founders of 
ASD ; Leslie Ader '12 and Meaghan 
Flemming Buck '11, want people to 
have an open mind when encoun- 
tering somebody with an ASD. 
Ader, president of ASD, describes it 
as "an inclusive, not exclusive, club." 
The message that she would like to 
send to LVC students is, "Have an 
open mind. Do not judge people 
on first impressions, and do not be 

afraid to approach individuals with 
autism. We are very open-minded 
and understanding, and generally 
great listeners." 

ASD works to combat a variety 
of negative stereotypes targeting 
individuals with autism. These 
stereotypes include that those with 
autism lack empathy, are anti-social 
and are extremely hyper or shy. 
Ader '12 says, "If anything, we learn 
to appreciate the world more. We 
are very tolerant. The people in the 
group are some of the nicest people 
you will ever meet." 

Throughout Autism Awareness 
Week, ASD has planned events 
geared to educated LVC students 
about Autism. On Monday, April 
4, there was an information table in 
Mund from noon to 2 p.m. On Tues- 
day, April 5, there was a Colloquium 
showing of Temple Grandin at the 
Allen Theatre from 6-7:45 p.m. On 
Wednesday, ASD organized an ac- 
tivity table in Mund Lobby from 
noon to 1 : 30 p.m. where individuals 
participated in a variety of autism- 
themed activities. There will also be 

a Health Colloquim Roundtable in 
Neidig Garber 203 from 7-9 p.m. on 
Wednesday. Thursday s activities in- 
clude a Panel Discussion with LVC 
students with autism from 1 1 a.m.- 
12:30 p.m. in Lynch 186 and The 
Autism Monologues in Humani- 
ties 204 from 7-9 p.m. On Friday 
from 7-10 p.m., they will be hosting 
an Open Mic Night in the Under- 
ground. One-hundred percent of 
the proceeds will go to the Autism 
Society of America in Harrisburg. 
Admission to the event is $2 per 
person and tickets are currently on 
sale in the Mund Lobby. 

Throughout the week there will 
also be sidewalk art featuring dif- 
ferent autism facts and puzzle piece 
ribbons tied around trees to show 
support for individuals with au- 
tism spectrum disorders. Be on the 
lookout for the members of ASD 
throughout campus. 

ASD club meetings are Saturday 
at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Lounge 
and anyone is welcome to join. 

S. BARKMAN seb005(fi) 

20 1 1 Commencement drawing near 

Professor Grant Taylor to be speaker 

Sarah Barkman '12 

Perspectives Editor 

Seniors, its almost that time. 
With the advent of senior pictures 
and the purchasing of cap and 
gowns comes information about 
the 2011 Commencement Week- 
end, taking place from May 13 to 
14. Festivities begin on Friday with 
an informal reception at the Stu- 
dent Center Piazza from 7 to 9 p.m. 

Saturday morning, May 14, all 
families are invited to join mem- 
bers of the graduating class, faculty 
and administrators at the tradition- 
al Baccalaureate Ceremony held in 
Miller Chapel at 9 a.m. Overflow 
seating will be provided in Lutz 
Hall in the Blair Music Center with 
a video feed of the ceremony. Fol- 
lowing Baccalaureate, graduates 

and families are welcome to relax at 
the college-sponsored continental 
breakfast on the Social Quadrangle. 

At 11 a.m., the Colleges 142nd 
Commencement exercises will take 
place on the Academic Quadran- 
gle, celebrating years of students' 
study and achievement. Rich with 
tradition, the ceremony begins 
with the colorful academic proces- 
sion of the graduating class, faculty, 
administrators, trustees and special 
guests. This year s commencement 
speaker is Professor Grant Taylor, 
assistant professor of art and art 
history and the 2010 Thomas Rhys 
Vickroy teaching award recipient. 
It has been reported to La Vie that 
Gov. Tom Corbett '71 expressed 
interest in speaking at gradua- 
tion however it is tradition for the 
teaching award recipient to speak. 
Guests should also look forward 

to the reception following com- 
mencement. In the event of inclem- 
ent weather, the ceremony will take 
place in the Arnold Sports Arena. 

There are expected to be over 
4,000 people at the LVC com- 
mencement ceremony. Parking 
will be available in the Arnold 
Sports Center Parking lots, on the 
north side of campus. It is an ap- 
proximately a five-minute walk to 
the Academic Quadrangle, though 
buses will also be available to take 
guests to and from the commence- 
ment exercises. East Sheridan Ave- 
nue will be closed to traffic at 10:40 
a.m. in order to clear the road for 
the faculty and student procession- 
al route. For more information vis- 
it commencement. 

s. barkman 

seb005 (3) 

Corrections & Clarifications 

It is our continuing goal to provide readers with complete and accurate information. To that end, we welcome 
and encourage notification of any mistakes. Readers who wish to submit corrections should send an email to 
lavie(5), subject line: Corrections. 


All information courtesy of the LVC Department of Public Safety 


3-25-11 | Campus 

Fire Alarm 

A fire alarm went off as a result of a paper set on fire. 

3-26-11 | Campus 

Alcohol Violation 

An underage party was busted. 

3-27-11 |U.G. 

Alcohol Violation 

Two intoxicated students were reported at the U.G. 

3-28-11 | Mund College Center 


Spray paint in front of Mund was called in. 

3-30-11 | Campus 

Incident Services 

A car window was broken. 

3- 30-11 | Miller Chapel 


Graffiti on the chapel was reported. 

4- 3-11 | U.G. 


There was an upset student at the U.G. 

4-3-11 | Campus 


A student reported an assault. 

4-3-11 | U.G. 


A student was causing a disturbance at the U.G. 

4-3-11 | Lynch and Humanities 


A report of graffiti on Lunch and Humanities was called in. 

4-3-11 | Campus 


A motorcycle was knocked over. 

4-4-11 | Blair and Miller Chapel 


A report of graffiti on Blair and Miller Chapel was emailed in. 

Please report any suspicious activity to Public Safety at x61 11. 

La Vie Collegienne April 6, 2011 


LVC publishes scholars around the world 

La Vie takes a look at the Valley Humanities Review 

Caitlin Murphy '12 

Features Editor 

In case you were search- 
ing for a venue to publish one 
of your best-written pieces, 
the Valley Humanities Review 
could be the place for you. This 
online review is highly compet- 
itive; but the opportunity for 
publication is an advantageous 
step for those wanting to stand- 
out as a candidate for graduate 
school or the workforce. While 
the review does not ordinarily 
publish LVC students ; a contest 
is held where one lucky LVC 
student is selected for publica- 
tion as well as awarded a $500 

Undergraduates or recent 
graduates from around the 
country and the world have sub- 
mitted their work to this review. 
"We've had submissions from 
students at Ivy League colleges 
as well as prestigious overseas 
schools like Oxford/' says Dr. 
Grieve-Carlson; co-editor of 
the Literary Criticism Section 
of the Review. Grieve-Carlson 
works with senior English ma- 
jor Mark Rosborough to find 
the best literary submissions. 
"We typically select around 

five out of twenty for publica- 
tion; so it's fairly competitive/' 
Grieve-Carlson continues. 

Besides the LVC scholar- 
ship; there is also the opportu- 
nity for high school students 
to submit works for scholar- 
ship and publication. 
The homepage of the 
review lists more 
i n - 
contests; sub- 
mission guide- 
lines; archives 
and contribu- J 
tors. "We 
seek essays 
of high qual- 
ity, intellec- 
tual rigor and 

originality that challenge or 
contribute substantially to 
ongoing conversations in the 
humanities. Topics may in- 
clude but are not limited to: 
literature; history, religion; 
philosophy; art; art history 
and foreign languages. VHR is 
also currently seeking poetry 
submissions; students may 
submit up to three poems. For 
more information visit www.' states the web- 

Past contributors from the 
first issue include students from 
University of North Carolina; 
Chapel Hill; Columbia Universi- 
ty; Brown University; Washing- 
ton Uni- 
ve r s i t y 
in Saint 

Lebanon Valley College; and 
Harvard University. The first 
edition featured recent gradu- 
ate Christopher Krause, a dou- 
ble major in Political Science 
and History; who won the LVC 
scholarship contest. The Spring 
2011 issue should be posted on- 
line no later than May 1st. Con- 
gratulations to Elieen Beaseley 
for her essay "Revising Conven- 
tions/' which was selected for the 

LVC scholarship and publication 
for the Spring issue. 

Laura Eldred; professor of 
English and also founder of the 
review; states that her goal for this 
project "is to encourage a culture 
of undergraduate research here at 
LVC and in the wider academic 
community; not just within the 
sciences but throughout all dis- 
ciplines; where excellent under- 
graduate work can attain a wider 
audience and appreciation; in- 
spiring our students to greater 
application and imagination in 
their fields." 

Essays can be submitted from 
Sept. 1 to Dec. 15. Any submis- 
sions should follow Chicago 
style and should avoid listing a 
name ; address or school affilia- 
tions on the essay. Essays should 
range in length from 3,000 to 
6;000 words, with the exception 
of essays written in a foreign lan- 
guage which can be a minimum 
of 2;000 words. Anyone inter- 
ested should submit work to sub- 
missions-vhr(a) or contact 
the editor; Dr. Laura Eldred; at 


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|Have you ever felt like you are in a situation that is in 
violation of the code that you agreed to when you came 
|to LVC? 

| Are you the victim of abuse based on age, religion, 
^race, gender, sexual orientation, or disability? 

If you answered yes to these questions please bring 
'your concerns to the: 

1 LVC Bias Response Team 

IWe are a team of students and faculty that is dedi- 
cated to hearing about these problems and report- 
ing them directly to the President of the College. 

^For more information about us and to meet our 
(members, please see the following site: 


Th& Allen/ Theater and/ 
HJ'y Coffeehouse/ Pretenty: 
First Thursday Tazz Series! 

Thursday, April 7, 201 1 8 p.m. 





center reading 

Nick Thrailkill '14 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Looking for something to do 
tonight; April 61 At 6 p.m., the 
students who work at the Writ- 
ing Center will hold a reading of 
student writing in the basement 
of Bishop Library. Andrew 
Texter '11, Beth Hawbaker '11, 
Jenn Davis '11, Jake King '11, 
Brittany Ryan '11, Tim Eck '11, 
Zach Basehore '12, Theodora 
Hermes '12, Alyssa Sweigart 
'12, Amy Mastrangelo '13 and 
Professor Walter Labonte will 
be reading a variety of genres of 
writing, including nonfiction, 
poetry editorials and fiction, all 
of which were voluntarily sub- 
mitted to be read at the event. 
Each reader will be given 10 
minutes to present their select- 
ed piece of writing. 

Writing Center worker King 
says that the goal of this read- 
ing is to show students "that 
we [the workers at the Writing 
Center] are not just about writ- 
ing in a corrective sense, but 
that we also want to help foster 
the growth of all kinds of writ- 
ing, and this is the first step in 
us really taking up this initia- 

"I think that s the point of 
writing, to share," King contin- 
ues. "Otherwise, you end up 
with tomes and tomes of stuff 
youVe come up with but which 
has no real purpose or meaning 
to anyone but you. For some 
things, that's OK, but writing is 
meant to be read." Be willing to 
listen and give the writing the 
attention it deserves by going to 
the reading this evening. 

La Vie Collegienne April 6, 2011 5 


LVC spring play hits Leedy starting this weekend 

"You Cant Take It With You caps off Wig and Buckles 75th anniversary season with roaring comedy 


A&E Editor 

Hilarity ensues on the Leedy 
stage this weekend as Wig and 
Buckle s 75th anniversary season 
comes to a close with the spring 
201 1 play You Cant Take It With 
You. Bursting with fun-filled 
chaos and a touch of heart, the 
play by George S. Kaufman and 
Moss Hart and directed by Lisa 
Roberts '11 boasts a remarkable 
cast and a quick sense of humor. 

"Its a really great show be- 
cause it's hilarious and has such 
a powerful ensemble of actors 
and actresses/' says Roberts. "Ev- 
eryone is very important to the 

The play involves two fami- 
lies teeming with unusual pe- 
culiarities. At first sight ; the 
Sycamore family is a scattered 
bunch and soon get even cra- 
zier with the addition of the 
equally-complicated family 
(and altogether unhappy) Kir- 
bys. The plot shows how Tony 
(Andrew Ferrie '14), the at- 
tractive young son of the Kir- 
bys, falls in love with Alice Syc- 
amore (Alyssa Bender 'll) and 
brings his parents to dine at the 

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Sycamore home 
on an unsuitable 
evening. Faced 
with several of the 
Sycamores' unique 
and a growing tension be- 
tween the families; Alice 
and Tony have to maintain 
their relationship while sal- 
vaging the others surround- 
ing them. Will anyone take 
charge and get these out-of- 
control families to settle down? 
Can anyone find peace in this 
hilarious chaos? 

"It's an excellent show/' says 

Matt Smith '12, who plays Mar- 
tin Vanderhof. "Each character 
is quirky and different, making 
everything really interesting to 
watch." Smith also notes the in- 
tricacies of making the role his 

own. "My character is more com- 
plicated that he first appears, and 
trying to act like him is complex 
but awesome." 

"It's my last show I'd be doing 
here at LVC," explains Bender, 
playing the lead female role as 
Alice Sycamore. "So of course 
I couldn't pass up the opportu- 

nity to perform this last time." 
The performances are quickly 
approaching and she seems pre- 
pared for a successful run. "I'm 
most excited to have an audi- 
ence to hear reactions. It gives 
the actors the very thing needed 
to have the right energy in the 
scene and to make it as funny as 

The first performances begin 
this weekend April 8, 9 and 10, 
and continue next weekend on 
April 15, 16, and 17. The show 
times are at 8 p.m. on Friday and 
Sundays and 2 p.m. on Saturdays. 

"Wig and Buckle always puts 
on a great show, so we'd love for 
everyone to take the opportuni- 
ty to see this one," adds Bender. 

"Along with being funny it has 
a great message that..." Smith 
pauses, "....that you can take 
with you." 

The wit has already begun. 
Check out the amusingly hi- 
larious play You Cant Take It 
With You and enjoy some light- 
hearted comedy perfect for the 


apgOO 1 (3) 

Are the prices ef games tee high? 

bv Andrew Veirtz 

I'm sorry to say that we're in 
one of those times of the year 
where not many games are get- 
ting released. But there's an issue 
that has been affecting my favor- 
ite hobby as of late: 

Games. Are. Expensive. 

This is a decidedly recent 
trend. I can remember back to the 
time where a brand spankin' new 
piece of gaming glory was a little 
under 30 bucks. Now, it's twice 
that. With the current generation 
of consoles charging a full $60 for 
new games, they've become a sub- 
stantial investment. I know now I 
won't buy a full priced game un- 
less it's getting rave reviews. All 
the others I can wait a few months 

for the price to drop. Lately this 
has been all I have been doing. I re- 
cently grabbed Alan Wake for the 
for about 
$25, but 
then again 
it was re- 
leased last 
ber, so 
it's pretty old news. 
I've also been eying 
Dragon Age 2 quite 
a bit, but I don't 
have the $60 to spend on it. 
PC games have been resisting 
the trend of $60 games, as most 
games released on the platform 
have been going for about $50 
new, but gigantic releases like 
DA2 are going for $60. 

Really, how long will it be 
until we see games priced at 
$70? $100? Will gamers still 

PlayStation 3 


pay that kind of ex- 
orbitant price? It's a fact that game 
companies are growing. Bethesda 
Softworks is a good example: The 


pany had a 
team of 40 
to develop Morrow- 
ind, then grew to a 
team of 60 for Oblivion, and now 
a team of 100 people are working 
to develop the upcoming Sky- 
rim. The games themselves are 
becoming more time-intensive to 

produce and expensive to make. 
The result is better games, 
but how far is the market will- 
ing to go? 

For a poor kid like me, 
it all means that for the 
moment, games are too ex- 
pensive. What do you think 
about this issue? Are games 
too expensive? How much are 
you willing to pay for a good 
game? Are you willing to pay 
a premium to have cutting edge 
games or would you prefer to 
wait a few months to buy for a 
cheaper price? Let me know 
what you think! 

For video game questions or to sug- 
gest possible column discussion topics, 
or to answer article questions, you can 
e-mail Andrew at aovOOl ( 

6 La Vie Collegienne April 6, 2011 


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I have been in college for four semesters, and all of them 
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when I got here. But I don't want to start my own business — 
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Wednesday, 4/6 

Men's Tennis vs. Messiah, 3:30 

Women's Lacrosse vs. Lycom- 
ing, 4 p.m. 

Men's Lacrosse @ Lycoming, 

4 p.m. 

Thursday, 4/7 

Golf @ E-town Tourn., 12 p.m. 

Baseball vs. Shenandoah, 
1 p.m. 

Softball @ Kean,3 p.m. 

Women's Tennis @ York, 
3:30 p.m. 

Friday, 4/8 

Women's Lacrosse ©Wilkes, 

5 p.m. 

Men's Tennis @ PSU-Harris- 
burg, 3:30 p.m. 

Saturday, 4/9 

Men's and Women's Track 
@ Messiah Invit., 10 a.m. 

Men's Lacrosse @ FDU-Flor- 
ham, 1 p.m. 

Softball @ Lycoming, 1 p.m. 

Sunday, 4/10 

Women's Lacrosse @ FDU- 
Florham, 1 p.m. 

Baseball @ Franklin & Mar- 
shall, 1 p.m. 

Tuesday, 4/12 

Softball @ Moravian, 3 p.m. 

Men's Tennis @ Albright, 
3:30 p.m. 

Baseball vs. Susquehanna, 
4 p.m. 

April 9-11 

Golf @ Glenmaura National 
Collegiate Invitational 


Men's Lacrosse 

@ Misercordia, 3/30: L 7-9 
vs. DeSales,4/2:W7-4 


vs. DeSales, 3/30: L 1-5 
@ Messiah, 4/2: L 4-5 
@ Messiah, 4/2: W 4-3 
vs. Messiah, 4/3: L 2-3 


@ Moravian Spring Invit., 3/31: 
13 of 19 
vs.LVC Invit., 4/4: 12 of 17 

Women's Lacrosse 

@ Arcadia, 4/2: L 15-21 


vs. Messiah, 4/2: W 2-0 
vs. Messiah, 4/2: W 4-1 

Women's Tennis 

vs. Lycoming, 4/3: W 7-2 

Men's Tennis 

vs. Lycoming, 4/3: L 0-9 

Men's and Women's Track 

@ Widener Invitational 
see for resutls 

Softball sweeps Messiah 

Dutchmen break Falcons' 10-game winning streak 

Lauren Rachelle Scott '11 

Sports Editor 

The Dutchmen Softball Team 
swept Messiah in Commonwealth 
Conference play on Saturday 
April 2. 

Messiahs pitcher Jess Rhoads 
was challenged for the first time 
this year as the Dutchmen broke 
her seven-game streak without a 
hit. The girls managed seven hits 
off her in their 2-0 victory break- 
ing Messiahs 10-game winning 

LVC's two runs came in the 
third inning when senior Meghan 
Donoghue's single sent junior 
Chelsea Kehr and freshman Katie 
Deardorff across the plate. 

Senior Val Malizzia improved 
her record to 7-1 while allowing 
six hits and striking out four bat- 
ters in the game. 

In the second game senior Lau- 
ra Snyder struck out nine batters 
in a 4-1 victory 

Junior Kristen Palmerio and 

sophomore StefT Secola opened 
up the game with solo home runs. 
Messiah cut the lead in half in the 
second, but was unable to score 

In the fifth, Donoghue hit a 
double, crossing Kehr. Senior 
Katie Freeman hit a double in 
the sixth to cross senior Marisa 

Photo courtesy of 
With the wins, the Dutchmen 
improved to 14-5 and 4-2 in Com- 
monwealth Conference play 

The softball team will travel to 
Kean University on April 7 for a 3 
p.m. game before traveling to Ly- 
coming College on Saturday for a 
1 p.m. game. 



Baseball struggles, takes one of three 

Lauren Rachelle Scott '11 

Sports Editor 

The LVC Dutchmen Baseball 
Team split with Messiah at the 
Harrisburg Senators' Metro Bank 
Park on Saturday, April 2. 

In the second inning, junior 
Jake Rhody crossed the plate off 
freshman Jordan Higgins' RBI 
single, giving the Dutchmen a 1-0 
lead, but Messiah recorded a three- 
run inning in the third to put them 
up 3-1. 

Higgins' single in the fourth 
crossed another runner in the 
fourth, and junior Colt Zarilla 
crossed two runners in the seventh 
to take a 4-3 lead. 

Messiah returned to the plate 
and recorded a run before loading 
the bases and marking a walk-off 
run to win the game 5-4. 

Senior Jake Becker pitched six 
innings, struck out six and allowed 
five hits. 

In game two, Messiah took a 
3-0 lead, but junior Ryan Schwartz 
capitalized on a fielding error, 
scoring classmate Dustin Deibert 
to avoid the shut out. 

In the sixth, junior Jordan Wit- 
mer hit a two -run double to tie the 
game after another Messiah error. 

LVC went ahead in the seventh, 
however, after freshman Tom Ra- 
sich's hit into a double play and 
Brousseau's walk and stolen base 
to second. Brousseau advanced 
to third on an error by Messiahs 
shortstop and Schwartz's single 
crossed Brousseau for the 4-3 vic- 

Senior pitcher Caleb Fick (l- 
3) ended the game with three 
groundouts to catch his first vic- 

tory of the year. 

On Monday, the Dutchmen 
faced Messiah again in a tough 3-2 
loss for LVC. 

Messiah scored two runs in the 
first inning, but LVC managed to 
tie the game in the forth thanks to 
a pitching error. Zarilla reached on 
the error and Rhody s single ad- 
vanced the runner. Deibert's single 
sent Zarilla home and Higgins' 
ground out crossed Rhody. 

Two doubles in the fifth placed 
the Falcons on top and LVC was 
unable to score Deibert when he 

Photo courtesy of 
reached second. Deibert went 
2-for-4 on the day and earned an 

The Dutchmen are now 9-14 
and 2-7 in the Commonwealth 

The team will play Shenandoah 
University on Thursday, April 7 for 
a 1 p.m. game before traveling to 
Lancaster on Sunday, April 10 to 
face Franklin & Marshall College 
for a 4 p.m. game. 



Women's Tennis 
over Lycoming 

Lauren Rachelle Scott '11 

Sports Editor 

On Sunday April 3, the Lebanon 
Valley College Women's Tennis team 
opened up its Commonwealth Con- 
ference schedule with a 7-2 victory 
over Lycoming ; winning 2-1 at dou- 
bles and five of six at singles. 

Senior Shayna Heintzelman won 
6-4 and 6-0 in her matches while 
sophomore Lauren Fulmer went 6-1 
and 6-0. Freshman Christie Graf won 
at No. 3 with 6-1 and 6-0 victories 
and junior Tarn Lobb edged at num- 
ber four with 7-5 and 6-0. Freshman 
Danielle Bordner won 6-1 and 6-1. 

At doubles^ Heintzelman and Graf 
won 8-5 and Fulmer and Lobb won 

With the win, the Dutchmen im- 
proved to 6-5 and 1-0 in the Com- 
monwealth Conference. 

The team will travel to York Col- 
lege on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. before 
returning to Annville to host Albright 
College on April 13 at 3:30 p.m. for 
another Commonwealth Conference 

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Four Dutchmen receive MAC recognition 

Lauren Rachelle Scott '11 

Sports Editor 

Four Dutchmen were recog- 
nized by MAC weekly honors 
this week. Seniors Val Malizzia 
and Meghan Donoghue were rec- 
ognized in Softball; sophomore 
Hana Krechel was recognized for 
women's lacrosse and freshman 
Joey Miller was honored for track 
and field. 

Donoghue was named Com- 
monwealth Conference player of 
the week and Malizzia was rec- 
ognized as the CC pitcher of the 
week after the softball team swept 
rival Messiah on Saturday. Dono- 
ghue hit .500 in three games last 
week with six RBI and her 10th 
homerun of her career against Del- 
aware Valley. The homerun placed 
her at the programs all-time home 
run leader. In the first game against 
Messiah^ she hit a two -run single 
in the 2-0 Dutchmen victory. 

Malizzia won both games she 
pitched during the week; record- 
ing a 0.50 ERA and 12 strikeouts. 

She also held the Falcons to only 
six hits in the shut out. 

Krechel earned MAC Offensive 
Player of the Week after becoming 
the first player in LVC women's la- 
crosse history to score 100 goals ; 
12 of which occurred in the team's 
two games last week. The sopho- 

more's 100th goal came in her 
21st game of her career ; where 
she knocked in seven against Mi- 
sericordia. Krechel also averaged 
1.5 assists; 4.5 ground balls; and 
five draw controls on average last 

Miller was MAC Athlete of the 

Photos courtesy 
Week after marking LVC's best 
long jump in nearly two decades. 
At Widener the freshman marked 
22-4 Vi feet; an ECAC -qualifying 
distance. His mark ranks 20th in 
NCAA D -III competition this year 
and ties for first in the MAC. 

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Mens lacrosse tops DeSales 

Lauren Rachelle Scott '11 

Sports Editor 

The Men's Lacrosse Team 
picked up a win over DeSales Uni- 
versity on Saturday April 2. The 
team managed 39 shots in the 7-4 

Freshmen Jordan Mayr and 
Malik Pedroso each recorded two 
goals in the game. 

The Dutchmen lead early 
thanks for a goal by sophomore 
Steve Wildberger and strokes 
from sophomore Ian Schmid and 

DeSales opened up the second 
quarter with a goal; but it was an- 
swered by junior CJ Adams and 
Pedroso to increase the lead to 

Mayr knocked in two goals in 
the third quarter after the Bull- 
dogs managed to knock in two 
more. LVC was able to hold De- 

Sales scoreless in the final 21:11. 

Freshman Bryan Lockward (4- 
4) earned the win for the Dutch- 
men and recorded seven saves in 
the game. 

The Dutchmen forced 27 turn- 
overs and led 39-20 on shots. 

With the win ; the Dutchmen 
improve to 4-5; and all loses were 
within two goals. The team will 

Photo courtesy 
travel to Lycoming College on 
Wednesday April 6 for a 4 p.m. 
game before traveling to New Jer- 
sey to face FDU-Florham on Sat- 
urday for 1 p.m. game. They will 
play in Annville on Wednesday 
April 13th to face King's College 
at 4 p.m. 



Track & Field 

Lauren Rachelle Scott '11 

Sports Editor 

LVC had a successful meet at the 
Danny Curran Invitational in Ches- 
ter, PA this weekend. 

Freshman Cynthia Adams won 
the 800 for the second week in a row 
while classmate Joey Miller marked 
the best outdoor jump result in near- 
ly two decades. 

Adams set a new personal record 
of 2:19.94 in the event; winning by 
over a second and coming short of 
the ECAC qualifying standard by 
only .44 seconds. 

Miller's jump was ECAC-qual- 
ifying and tied for first with 22-4.5 
feet; but he was judged as second. 
His mark makes him one of seven 
Flying Dutchmen who have sur- 
passed the 22-feet mark. 

Sophomore Alisha Farrell also 
jumped an outdoor personal-best at 
15-11.75; ranking second as the top 

D-III finisher. 

In the men's triple jump; LVC 
took second (Justin Lee '11 ; 40-9); 
third (Miller; 40-2) and fourth (Ca- 
leb Wiley ' 1 3; 40- 1 .25 ) . 

Senior Zach Bleiler took second 
in the shot put (42-10.75); third in 
the hammer (151-4) and fourth in 
the javelin (173-4). 

The men's 4x100 team consisting 
of Lee ; Wes Rockwell '12 ; Jerome 
Duncan '12 and Brendan Kain '14; 
took third in 44.61 

Duncan also came in third in the 
110-hurdles at 15.45. 

Freshman Nate Valdez threw 
38-6 in shot put and places fourth. 

Mike Weir '14 cleared 3.95m for 
fourth in men's pole vault while Cas- 
sandra Wallen '13 cleared 2.90m for 
third on the women's side. 

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